Woensel Supertoll! community art (part 2)


Community art in the Woensel district

What drives you? What inspires you? Where is your power? What gives you energy? These are the central questions in part 2 of  Woensel Supertoll! It’s about describing and articulating your own power: what drives you and what you want to live for. In 2014 and 2015, based on the results from the work period in the Van Abbemuseum, I am going to search alongside design collective Tante Netty and the residents of the Eindhoven neighborhood Woensel, for their driving motives. In workshops and discussions, we address these questions. Everyone will get a wooden board and writes his or her personal drive down on it. Then I will bend these wooden planks and turn them into 9 swarms, spread out all over Woensel.


Winner Eindhoven Culture Award: more culture within the public space of the city.


Woensel Supertoll! Is a community art project of artist Tijs Rooijakkers and Social Design Collective Aunty Netty in collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum, Rapper Fresku and the Eindhoven Woensel district of Eindhoven. In 2017, the project won the Eindhoven Culture Award.



From the jury report:


“Artist Tijs Rooijakkers has been committed to getting more culture within the public space of the city. With his work SuperToll project! He knew many residents of Eindhoven to be enthusiastic about being part of the artwork itself. The project has achieved several people through the many phases and known a unique lead time, in which it continued to develop. For example, the project started in the Van Abbemuseum in which a large toll of shelves were described by rapper Fresku. The project then went into the neighborhoods together with organization Aunty Netty: first in Woensel-West, at various high schools and then on a large scale in Woensel-Noord. The final work is a gigantic ‘Supertol’ at the new HOV station in Woensel. The jury praises the project because of the fact that it brings a wide audience into art and culture and the power to connect people to each other. ”




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